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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 422 New Cases

Nigeria on Monday recorded 422 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, this is according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

In the agency’s latest report, the infections were recorded in nine states. Lagos takes the lead with 190 cases, followed by Rivers (86) and Ogun (85).

Others are Oyo (22), FCT (20), Kwara (7), Edo (5), Abia (4), and Bayelsa (3)

Till date a total of 178,508 cases have been confirmed, 165,983 patients have been discharged and 2,192 deaths have been recorded in 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory.

More than 200 million cases of the pandemic have been confirmed with a spike in the death toll of four million globally.

A third wave of the pandemic, spurred by the more infectious Delta variant, has limited efforts by governments across the world to ease restrictions and boost economic activities which were grounded for the most part of last year.

It has also hindered the global vaccination drive with the efficacy of some vaccines less when it comes to the variant.

Recently, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib announced the commencement of the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme on August 16.

The Federal Government had earlier scheduled the exercise to begin on Tuesday, but it was postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a spokesperson in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey.

Dr Shuaib said the postponement became necessary for preparations to be finalised.

“The start date for the vaccination has been postponed to next week Monday,” he said.

“This is to enable NAFDAC to finish its assessment and preparatory processes.”

 

States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 66,341 7,347 58,529 465
FCT 20,108 170 19,768 170
Kaduna 9,194 37 9,091 66
Plateau 9,120 42 9,021 57
Rivers 8,062 456 7,504 102
Oyo 7,379 394 6,842 143
Edo 4,969 24 4,760 185
Ogun 4,942 197 4,684 61
Kano 4,031 7 3,914 110
Ondo 3,644 121 3,455 68
Kwara 3,290 167 3,068 55
Akwa Ibom 3,089 756 2,301 32
Delta 2,705 77 2,556 72
Osun 2,636 40 2,541 55
Enugu 2,490 16 2,445 29
Nasarawa 2,404 20 2,345 39
Gombe 2,189 27 2,118 44
Katsina 2,164 29 2,100 35
Ebonyi 2,047 13 2,002 32
Anambra 1,923 78 1,826 19
Abia 1,740 3 1,715 22
Imo 1,688 27 1,624 37
Bauchi 1,553 2 1,534 17
Benue 1,366 15 1,327 24
Borno 1,344 1 1,305 38
Adamawa 1,134 4 1,098 32
Ekiti 1,046 125 908 13
Taraba 1,001 0 977 24
Niger 963 29 914 20
Bayelsa 953 15 912 26
Sokoto 788 0 760 28
Jigawa 562 25 521 16
Yobe 499 0 490 9
Kebbi 450 42 392 16
Cross River 438 11 406 21
Zamfara 251 7 236 8
Kogi 5 0 3 2